ADHD medications (even the generic forms) can be as expensive as your rent or mortgage payment, but fortunately, there are programs that can help you pay for them. Many states have pharmaceutical assistance programs for people who need help paying for expensive prescriptions and health care, but don’t qualify for Medicaid. In addition, some drug makers will help through medication assistance programs or by giving a discount. Ask your pharmacist, your doctor, and your local ADHD organizations about state programs and other organizations that can help you find medication assistance programs in your area. Also, always make sure your doctor is giving you a prescription for the generic form, if it’s available. Generics are much less expensive to begin with.
- Q Does attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) go away with time?
- Q How does ADD/ADHD affect the brain in women and girls?
- Q Why is ADHD more common in boys?
- Q How has our understanding of ADHD changed over the years?
- Q What are some benefits of distractibility and impatience in adult ADD?
- Q What is attention deficit disorder (ADD)?